Digital Printing for Safety Signs: Mandatory, Prohibitory, Warning and Informative.

Why is it important to use safety signs??

Safety signs play a vital role in ensuring the safety of employees and others in the workplace. They help to make people aware of potential hazards so they can take the necessary precautions to avoid them.

What regulations apply to printed safety signs??

The Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 (Chapter 1 of Part 7: Safety Signs at Places of Work) apply to safety signs.  

The Safety Signs and Signals Regulations 1996 require employers to provide certain safety signs where there is a significant risk to health and safety that cannot be avoided or controlled in other way. For example, mandatory signs must be used to indicate the wearing of protective clothing; prohibitory signs must be used to warn of dangerous substances, flammable materials, high voltages, etc.

What are four different types of printed safety signs??

There are four main types of safety signs: mandatory, prohibitory, warning and informative.

  • Mandatory signs indicate that a particular course of action must be followed  to ensure safety. For example, a sign telling employees to wear protective clothing is classed a mandatory sign.

  • Prohibitory signs are used to indicate that a particular action is prohibited, to avoid danger. For example, a sign prohibiting the use of naked flames would be classed a prohibitory sign.

  • Warning signs are used to warn of potential dangers and to caution people against taking risks. For example, a sign warning of slippery floors would be classed a warning sign.

  • Informative signs provide information that can help people to avoid danger or take precautions. For example, a sign giving first aid advice would be classed an informative sign.

How can I get safety signs for my workplace??

You can purchase safety signs from us online or over the phone. We offer a wide range of signs, including mandatory, prohibitory, warning and informative signs. We also offer a bespoke sign design service, so you can have your own unique safety signs made to your specific requirements.

For more information on our digital printing for safety signs, please don't hesitate to contact us today!